FIFA is planning to build a new $196m underground football museum as part of an extension to its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
The museum will feature 3D animations, interactive games, trophies and has been designed by Switzerland-based Tilla Theus, the architect behind FIFA’s main headquarters building.
FIFA president Joseph Blatter said: "It is high time that world football had a meeting place for its millions of fans."Plans also include the construction of a cafeteria and a crèche, which will be located alongside the main building.
The new complex, which will be built next to the main building of the football association and also underground, will be illuminated by natural light filtered through a skylight.
FIFA said its executive committee has approved spending on the project and is waiting for final approval from Zurich city authorities.
FIFA declared a cash reserve of $1.2bn in its annual report in March 2012 and the museum could be financed through it.
Caption: The museum will feature 3D animations, interactive games and trophies. Image: courtesy of FIFA.